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UPDATE: Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Man in East Orange

East Orange

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has been notified of an East Orange pedestrian strike with a man fighting for his life in a Newark Hospital. 

Police responded to reports of a person struck by a vehicle near Mrs. G's Restaurant & Lounge located in the 400 block of Central Avenue at approximately 2:10 a.m. 

When officers arrived, they found a severely injured man lying on the ground. 

The victim, identified by family and friends as Mr. Aaryn Terry, was rushed to University Hospital in Newark, where he is reportedly in a life-threatening condition. 

Police said the vehicle's driver fled the scene and remained at large. 

Detectives were in the process of checking surveillance cameras in the area and asked if anyone had seen anyone to contact East Orange Police.